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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

1984.0001.0037

On display

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Object information

Physical description

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade with adhesive in a longitudinal groove from which teeth are missing. Fibre string and adhesive are attached at one end.

Physical description

On display at the National Museum of Australia.

Object information

When

Who

  • Collector

  • Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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  • Mr T P Hackney purchased this object as part of a collection of Aboriginal artefacts from an auctioneer in Gilgandra, New South Wales, in 1918, and it was passed down through his family until it was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in 1983

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